This isn't totally related to HB, but I just thought of it, and it was quite funny. My father was born in the 30s. He has since passed away, about 10 yrs now, but this really tickled me.
We had been discussing whether or not my Dh would make it to the birth, since he did overnights twice a week at the time. (well, he does this again now, so who knows how that will turn out).
And, my 67yo Dad says (they always waited in the waiting room pacing right?), "no man should EVER see his wife in that position." Referring to giving birth, right? I am like, "Uhhh, well he is the one that put her in that position, and besides, isn't that the position he had her in when she got pregnant?" He wasn't one to shy away from a good s*x talk, but even this made him speechless. I TOTALLY think that men should see their wives give birth, if they want them to continue doing it. If that means holding their hand or being the gopher boy for what she wants and needs.
To me now, this includes catching their baby if he is willing, because it doesn't make sense that any man would want another man down by his wife's bare bottom. I don't get that part, with all the modesty and such, and all that goes out the window when a man has MD behind his name. LOL
My Dh didn't actually get to make it to that birth, and only got to see it on video, back when they used to be less wary of being sued. And, the next birth, he was none to happy about going. But, when it went so quickly, he seemed thrilled. LOL
Anyway....back to your regular scheduled programming. Enjoying this discussion. Kymberli